NEXT

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NEXT is a weekly, hour-long radio show and podcast exploring the rapid changes in New England, one of the oldest parts of the nation. This feed is for stations that subscribe to the weekly show.

NEXT is a project of the New England News Collaborative, eight public media companies coming together to tell the stories of a changing region, with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Host John Dankosky and reporters from stations around New England explore stories that connect six small states that share a lot in common, but also have some sharp differences.

Each week features enterprise journalism about topics ranging from climate change to transportation to shifting demographics; long-form interviews about New England's unique character and place in the world; and sound from around the region that tells the stories of its people and environment.

NEXT is produced by WNPR and powered by WBUR Boston, New Hampshire Public Radio, Vermont Public Radio, Maine Public Radio, New England Public Radio, Rhode Island Public Radio, WSHU Radio Group and Connecticut Public Broadcasting (WNPR). Hide full description

NEXT is a project of the New England News Collaborative, eight public media companies coming together to tell the stories of a changing region, with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.Host John Dankosky and reporters from stations around New England explore stories that connect six small states that share a lot in common, but also have some sharp differences.Each week features enterprise journalism about topics ranging from climate change to transportation to shifting demographics; long-form interviews about New England's unique character and place in the world; and sound from around the region that tells the stories of its people and environment.NEXT is produced by WNPR and powered by WBUR Boston, New Hampshire Public Radio, Vermont Public Radio, Maine Public Radio,... Show full description


171 Pieces

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A New England town has decided to reinstate a school mascot critics say is racist. This week on NEXT, the school board in Killingly, Conn., ditched...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2020
  • Length: 50:00
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2020 is a big year in politics, and New England senators Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) are among the presidential front-runners...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2020
  • Length: 50:00
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This week on NEXT, some scientists believe the Northern Star coral in New England’s cold oceans could hold valuable secrets for fighting climate ch...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2020
  • Length: 36:30
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This week on NEXT, we talk with singer-songwriter Heather Maloney about quitting her music degree for meditation, then becoming a songwriter during...

  • Added: Dec 23, 2019
  • Length: 50:00
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In 2018, a doctor in Rhode Island discovered EMS crews misplacing breathing tubes , a potentially fatal mistake. This week on NEXT, an investigatio...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2019
  • Length: 50:00
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Voters across the region –and political spectrum– can agree on one thing: they care about immigration. This week on NEXT, a new poll of New Hampshi...

  • Added: Dec 12, 2019
  • Length: 50:00
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This week on NEXT, we talk about greenhouse gas emissions and the two sectors that are emitting the most: energy and transportation. Scientists and...

  • Added: Dec 05, 2019
  • Length: 50:00
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PFAS chemicals have contaminated sites around New England, but when a World War II-era bomber crashed at Bradley International Airport in Connectic...

  • Added: Nov 26, 2019
  • Length: 50:00
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This week on NEXT, a teenager and officer’s “Collision Course” leads to a fatal shooting. Plus, we look at racial profiling and policing in New Eng...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2019
  • Length: 50:00
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This week on NEXT, a woman turns in her nephew to police after he asks to use her address to order high-capacity magazines for an AR-15-style rifle...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 50:00
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A year ahead of the 2020 election, NEXT looks at what motivates people to vote –whether they participate or not. Plus, we’ll talk about why New Eng...

  • Added: Nov 04, 2019
  • Length: 50:00
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This week on NEXT, we talk about the life and death of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez and how his brain is helping scientists discover t...

  • Added: Oct 28, 2019
  • Length: 50:00
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Pittsfield, Massachusetts took a major hit in the '80s when General Electric downsized, taking thousands of jobs with it. This week on NEXT, we loo...

  • Added: Oct 23, 2019
  • Length: 50:00
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This week on NEXT, a teenager and officer’s “Collision Course” leads to a fatal shooting. We look at racial profiling and policing in New England. ...

  • Added: Oct 17, 2019
  • Length: 50:00
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This week on NEXT, a woman turns in her nephew to police after he asks to use her address to order high-capacity magazines for his AR-15-style rifl...

  • Added: Oct 10, 2019
  • Length: 50:00
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This week on NEXT, the Trump administration took away deportation deferrals for seriously ill immigrants and then gave them back. And a new podcast...

  • Added: Oct 03, 2019
  • Length: 49:59
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This week on NEXT, two mayors face corruption charges and not all voters seem to care. Plus, as the Gulf of Maine warms and cold-water species trav...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2019
  • Length: 49:59
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This week, we search for one of New England’s most endangered species and talk to young climate activists about what motivates them. Plus, the figh...

  • Added: Sep 19, 2019
  • Length: 49:59
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((This program contains previously-aired, updated segments of NEXT)) This week on NEXT: tracing the history of the GOP and climate change here in ...

  • Added: Sep 12, 2019
  • Length: 50:00
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A dialogue project brings together people from Massachusetts, South Carolina and Kentucky to talk about race and racism. We’ll learn how the conv...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2019
  • Length: 49:59